8-6-2007


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MONDAY'S EVENTS AT THE FAIR

There's only a couple more days left at the Bond County Fair. Today is Senior Citizen Day from 10am-3PM with the 4-H Auction at 6PM. The Carnival will also open at 6PM and offer armband night. Then, at 7PM, the Bond County Queen and Little Miss Pageant begins in the grandstand. The theme is "A Night at the County Fair". There are 23 Little Misses this year. The six queen candidates are Allie Grotts, Jolene Gum, Laura Jens, Lindsey McGovern, Ashley Stockamp and Elizabeth Todd. The retiring Queen is Cari Adams. Entertainment in the Activity Building Monday night, is Mikayla Roach & D.B. Railroad, at 7:30PM.


STORM FRIDAY MORNING DAMAGES RESIDENCE NORTH OF SANDOVAL

You may have heard some thunder Friday morning, as a few stray showers and small storms passed through the area, but one resident dealt with some heavy rain and high winds near Sandoval. WGEL spoke with Bonnie Sampson who said that a big oak tree in her yard was knocked over and fell onto the corner of her house, caving in a portion of the roof. There were also a number of small evergreen and fruit trees knocked over or completely uprooted. Sampson said the storm rolled through around 8am with high winds and heavy rain, damaging their corn crop and flooding their country road.

Neither the Clinton County nor Marion County Sheriff's Department received any storm damage reports. WGEL spoke with the National Weather Service in St. Louis who confirmed that a small storm had rolled through the area just north of Sandoval around 8am, near the Sampson residence. The storm however, was not shown as severe. The National Weather Service hasn't received any other storm damage reports from Friday morning.

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51ST ANNUAL 4-H LIVESTOCK AUCTION

Another annual event at the Bond County Fair is the 4-H Livestock Auction. According to Lyn Weis with the Bond County U of I Extension Office, there will be 78 lots that will be on the auction block Monday. She commented on the individuals and businesses who have continued to support the youth, and reminds the public that the monies that are collected are used by the 4Hers to reinvest into their project for next year, save money for college or future plans or to start a business.

Weis believes that this is a great way to keep the kids involved in the farming community and a lot of hard work goes into each finished product. The 4-H Livestock Auction will be held Monday, August 6th, at 6PM in the sheep/hog show ring.


CICBC DOWN TO ONE DAY BLOOD SUPPLY

The Central Illinois Community Blood Center currently has less than a one-day inventory of certain blood types for local hospitals. They are asking the public's help in replenishing the supply. Although all blood types are appreciated and needed, there is an urgent need for B+, O- and A- blood types. To help ensure an adequate blood supply, donors are asked to come to local CICBC mobile center blood drives to donate.

The next CICBC blood drive will be Wednesday, August 15th, at Greenville Regional Hospital, from 12-5PM. For more details, contact the Edwardsville office at 659-0542.

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DEMO DERBY RESULTS

the Demolition Derby Friday was night at the Bond County Fair. Winners in the Truck category were Travis Rhodes 1st, Matt Olgelsby 2nd, Travis Blevins 3rd and Kyle Yeske 4th. There were then 18 cars that participated in the Compact Car division. Taking 1st was David Jackson, 2nd, Jeremy Hawkins, 3rd Jared Joliff, 4th John Schuster and 5th Lee Wheat.

In the New Style division, there were nearly 50 cars in three different heats. Winners in the final were David Jackson 1st, Matt Olgelsby 2nd, Jared Joliff 3rd, Justin Mains 4th, Clinton Staff 5th, Randy Jackson 6th, Paul Neely 7th and Travis Brinkman 8th. A total of over 70 cars participated in the Demolition Derby Friday night at the Bond County Fair.


LANE CLOSURES ON I-270 CHAIN OF ROCKS BRIDGE TUESDAY

For those who travel back and forth to Missouri, the Illinois Department of Transportation has announced that daytime lane closures will be encountered on the I-270 Chain of Rocks Canal Bridge Tuesday, August 7th through Wednesday, August 8th. All lanes will be open eastbound from 3-6PM and westbound from 6-9am.

Traffic control devices will be used to assist motorists through the work zone. Motorists are asked to be patient and use extra caution near, and throughout the work area.

 

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PUBLIC URGED TO KEEP SAFETY IN MIND AS CHILDREN RETURN TO SCHOOL

It's August, which means that kids will be returning to school in the next couple of weeks. Mark Drone, Regional Superintendent of Schools covering Bond County, reminds the public that getting children to and from school safely, is top priority. Remember to look for stopped buses, as it is illegal to pass a stopped bus with its lights flashing and stop sign extended. Watch out for students walking to school, who will be crossing your street or walking along a street with no sidewalk.

Be aware of new drivers who are now driving their own vehicle to school. Drone reminds everyone that transportation safety is more than just riding the school bus, it's watching out for children who are walking or bicycling to school as well.


KC FALL PREVIEW DAY

Kaskaskia College will sponsor a Fall Preview Day, hosted by the Greenville Education Center at 215 N. Second, on Tuesday, August 14th, from 9:00 am - 5:00 PM. Lunch will be served from 11:00 am - 1:00 PM and there will be door prizes awarded. Displays and classrooms will be open to the public and tours will be provided.

Kaskaskia College extends an invitation to everyone in the district to attend the Fall Preview Day on August 14th, meet the staff of the Greenville Education Center, and register for the Fall 2007 semester. Everyone registering for a class on that day will receive a gift. For additional information, contact the center at: 545-3465.


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OBITUARIES

MARY EMMA COLLINS

Mary Emma Collins, age 84, of Imperial, Mo., formerly of Greenville, passed away Thursday afternoon at Delmar Gardens of O'Fallon, Mo. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, August 6, 2007 at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville with Rev. Dean Guymon officiating. Interment will follow in Montrose Cemetery in Greenville next to her parents. The family will receive friends from noon until service time on Monday here at Donnell-Wiegand funeral home.

Mary Emma Paulding, the daughter of Arthur and Nellie Mae Ward, Paulding, was born on January 8, 1923, in Greenville. She grew up here and attended the public schools. Following her marriage the family lived in St. Louis, Pasadena, Colorado, Valley Mines, Mo, and in 1986, to Imperial Mo. She worked in fabrics and crafts in Walmart in Des Lodge, Mo. She was a volunteer at Windsor Elementary School, in Imperial, for many years.

Mary Emma and John Paul Collins were united in marriage on September 3, 1940, on the Court House Steps in St. Louis and enjoyed over 50 years together. He preceded her in death in 1990. They are the parents of four children, three of whom survive: Beverly, Mrs. Frank Christeson of O'Fallon, MO, Linda Collins of Pueblo, Colorado, and Arnelle B. Grobe-Collins of Miami, Florida. Also surviving is her sister Wardene Hill of Greenville, 10 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. Mary Emma is preceded in death by her son Johnie Lee Collins, her husband John, her parents, and her sister Crena L. Harper. She is a member of the Concord Baptist Church in St. Louis County.


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